Final tweaks to Guillemots rig

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Mayhem in the pilot race

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Great excitement at the pilot transfer area.

Currach ‘Magic Brat’

Naomhoga Corcai go West. The Magic Brat is being restored in Paddy McCormick’s shed with Graham Bailey and Darragh McCormick. We hope to see her on the water at the Wooden Boat Festival in Baltimore next weekend.

Sherkin Artists at work

Nigel Towse and John Simpson of Sherkin Island hard at work preparing the iconic painted plaques which will be awarded at the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival next weekend.

Guillemot

Brian Marten’s restored wooden sailing vessel ‘Guillemot’ takes to the water for the first time at Hegarty’s of Old court. A proud John Hegarty stands on the foredeck with Graham Bailey as some flotation checks are made to allow the final adjustments to ballast and rig to be made. We hope to see the Guillemot … Continue reading

Hanora

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First sail of the season with Nigel on the Hanora

An t’Iascaire and the Fionn afloat too

An t’Iascaire at Bull Point yesterday And the Fionn in the Cove

Mary Ann

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The Mary Ann is already on her mooring in Church Strand. Boats are launched early to support Pat Tanner’s gathering of international marine archeologists in Baltimore.

Quiz Night!

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival will host the annual maritime themed Table Quiz in the Algiers Inn, Baltimore on Thurs 17th April 2014 (Holy Thursday) at 9pm sharp.

Teams will compete for the coveted perpetual trophy – The Corsair Cup created by artist Paddy McCormack. There will be other spot prizes and a raffle on the night . Table of four – €20. Proceeds from the table quiz and raffle will benefit the Wooden Boat Festival and Baltimore RNLI.

2014 Poster

Poster 2014

Poster 2014

Check out the 2014 Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival Poster, created by Copper Reed Studio / Gary MacMahon & Con Ryan

Beautiful as always…

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